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The Dreaded Office Virus & How To Survive It

When I normally hear the word virus it instills a sense of dread into me in case one of our PC's or systems in the office has become infected, but the virus I refer to in this case is a human one!

Unfortunately my son became unwell in the lead up to Easter, just in time for going on a trip to London. My nieces also had the same symptoms at the same time, so we aren't sure who started the whole thing off. I normally end up catching what he has and of course started to feel ill when we got off the plane at Gatwick. This initial feeling was followed by 2 weeks of various symptoms including hot flushes & cold chills, headache, earache, sore throat, conjunctivitis, tiredness, coughing, pain in ribs, hives and mouth ulcers - a strange bug indeed!

My sister & her husband soon caught the bug off their girls and between the 2 of us in the office it soon spread to pretty much everyone, even after quarantining ourselves. (To be fair there seems to be a lot of it going around so we might not be the only culprits.) The only saving grace was that if you kept taking ibuprofen every 4 hours it eased your temperature and other ailments for a bit. Poor Kate is the latest victim and is currently in the sore throat stage. She says she knows when the 4 hours are up as she can slowly feel the aches and pains returning! My good friend Louise is also suffering and is on the mouth ulcer stage, not good when she is in meetings with clients all day at work.

Have you or your family and friends been struck with this horrible illness & did you suffer with all of the symptoms above?

This prompted a deep cleanse, Spring clean of both the office and the warehouse to try and oust this illness from our midst. Cue extensive hoovering, hot soapy water & mopping, disinfectant, antibacterial wipes and plenty of hand sanitiser.

We think we are all now on the road to recovery and are encouraging healthy eating and sunshine to bring us all back to health!

Here are some of my top picks to help you through this horrible bug should you be unlucky enough to catch it.

'Get Well Soon' everyone & if you know someone who is under the weather or in need of some cheering up we are here to help with our range of get well gifts.


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